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Woman In Wheelchair Injured In Miami Hit And Run Crash

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - A woman in a wheelchair was injured in an early morning hit and run in Miami.

It happened at NE 2nd Avenue at 54th Street around 3:30 a.m.

A witness said he saw one car miss the woman but a second driver didn't see her in time and hit her. He said the driver kept going.

The witness said he knows the woman that got hurt, she's known to visit a convenience store in the area.

"A nurse came. Thank god. I don't know how she came over here. I guess she was passing by. She helped her out," David Cordlepalma said.

Before the police arrived, he said good Samaritans were nearby to help.

"When we heard the crash, we all ran over from Churchill's Pub across the street. Being a veteran myself, you know I instantly went over there to see if she was okay," Sean Santini said. "She was able to give me a strong grip on my arm, which is how I knew she was conscious. At that point, it was getting her eyes open and getting her to speak to me,"

The woman, who had injuries on her face and legs, was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Police don't have much a description of the car. They are only saying it's a 4-door older model car with a dark color.

If you know anything, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at (305) 471-TIPS (8477).

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